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Expecting 200 entries for Block Island Race Week >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Published onFebruary 24, 2015 | by Editor(February 24, 2015) – More than 110 competitors have taken advantage of the early entry period for the Storm Trysail Clubs 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week, and regatta chairman Peter Rugg sees an event befitting celebratory status shaping up for the idyllic getaway island…

Conrad Shipyard to build first US LNG bunker barge

WesPac Midstream and Clean Marine Energy (CME) have inked a contract with Conrad Shipyard to build the first LNG bunker barge for the North American market.The 2,200 cu m vessel scheduled for delivery in early 2016, is set for deployment in Tacoma, Washington, to service Totem Ocean Trailer Expresss (Totem Ocean) ro-ro vessels…

Why you should care about the work slowdown at west coast ports

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — California’s famous navel oranges and Washington’s apples are rotting in the hot L.A. sun.Meanwhile, Japanese electronics and Chinese clothing items are bobbing in the ocean within view of the shore.The Pacific Maritime Association has accused the International Longshore Workers union of creating a…

UPDATE 2-U.S. West Coast ports to begin tackling backlog after labor deal | Reuters

(Recasts, adds California citrus group comment paragraph 17)By Steve GormanLOS ANGELES Feb 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Friday in a joint statement by the two sides. three days after U.S. workers. labor accord have been without a contract since July. at the ports.The dispute had reverberated throughout the U.S. parts to North American assembly lines. production levels through March 2. the U.S.

We Need Better Oil-Carrying Train Cars Now

On Monday, a train hauling 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in West Virginia. The violent crash punctured several of the tankers. Eventually 19 were engulfed in flames. Now, more questions are swirling about whether these tankers are safe enough to carry crude.Old cars, new crudeInitially, the crash had many pointing to a seemingly similar accident in Lac-Mégantic…

New American Cruise Lines riverboat to homeport in New Orleans

Credit- American Cruise LinesCredit- American Cruise LinesNEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - New American Cruise Lines riverboat to homeport in New Orleans. “American Eagle” will be the second riverboat for American Cruise Lines in New Orleans.With the popularity of Mississippi River cruising growing each year, Guilford, CT-based American Cruise Lines…

Ship Operations - Cox honoured at Lloyd's List North America Maritime Awards

All the winners at this years Lloyds List North America Maritime Awards.Cox: Involved in shipping for nearly 50 years.Lifetime achievement award for retiring chief of Chamber of Shipping of AmericaJOE Cox, the retiring chief executive of the Chamber of Shipping of America, has been honoured with with a lifetime achievement award at this years Lloyds List North America Maritime Awards…
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Another MEMS Success Story : GPS World

Another year has gone by, with another year of further improvements in navigation performance of micro-electro-mechnical systems (MEMS) inertial products. SBG Systems in France is now fielding a new generation of MEMS inertial products for much higher accuracy applications.SBG Systems is based in Rueil-Malmaison, less than eight miles west of the center of Paris.

California’s oranges are rotting on the docks

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — California’s famous navel oranges and Washington’s apples are rotting in the hot L.A. sun.Meanwhile, Japanese electronics and Chinese clothing items are bobbing in the ocean within view of the shore.The Pacific Maritime Association has accused the International Longshore Workers union of creating a…

U.S. labor secretary joins talks in West Coast ports dispute

Shipping containers sit idle at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., in this aerial file photo taken Feb. 6, 2015. REUTERS/Bob Riha, Jr. U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Tuesday urged shipping company executives and union leaders for 20,000 dockworkers to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of…

Three Queens Liverpool 2015: Samuel Cunard

He gave his name to one of the worlds most famous shipping lines.But who was Samuel Cunard, the man who founded a transatlantic mail route from Liverpool to North America almost two centuries ago?As Liverpool prepares to mark the 175th anniversary of the Cunard Line with a summer of festivities under the umbrella Three Queens…

Japan automakers turn to airlifts as port row hits US production

Cargo ships stall along West Coast as labor talks continue | 1070 WINA

By Noel RandewichSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Growing numbers of freighters were backed up around the two busiest U.S. cargo hubs on Sunday because of a dispute between shipping companies and dockworkers that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the West Coast.With cargo delays rippling through the U.S. economy, Japanese…

Mid-Day ETF Update: ETFs, Stocks Lower on Weak Manufacturing, Housing Data; Greek Debt Concerns Stil

were higher. 0.39%, near its 52-week high.U.S. malaise in market sentiment. a reading of 55, down from 57 in January. readings above 50 generally indicate optimism in the market.Earlier data was also lackluster. forecasts.Power Play: EnergyDow Jones U.S. costs. diluted share, after generating revenues of $207.2 million. diluted share, when revenues were $226.8 million.

Cummins Connects With Customers Through Diagnostic Application

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today announced details surrounding Connected Diagnostics, the first application within the Connected Solutions suite that has been designed to work seamlessly with leading telematics providers. Cummins Connected Solutions is an innovative group of products that utilize the connection…

Labor Strife at U.S. Ports Hurting Japan Car Makers

Feb. 16, 2015 1:40 p.m. Stalled labor talks at West Coast ports are causing headaches for some Japanese auto makers, with parts shortages and production slowdowns affecting the pace of light-vehicle output during a period of strong demand in the U.S. market,The problem is also driving up logistics costs, as some auto makers are using airfreight as a costly alternative to traditional shipping…

Actuant's (ATU) CEO Mark Goldstein on Q1 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU)Q1 2015 Results Earnings Conference CallDecember 18, 2014 11:00 AM ETExecutivesKaren Bauer - Communications and Investor RelationsMark Goldstein - Chief Executive OfficerAndy Lampereur - Chief Financial OfficerAnalystsRob Wertheimer - Vertical Research PartnersMatt McConnell - RBC Capital MarketsAllison…

FMC Technologies Reports Fourth Quarter 2014 Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.72

HOUSTON, Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Technologies, Inc. today reported fourth quarter 2014 revenue of $2.2 billion, up 5 percent from the prior-year quarter. Diluted earnings per share were $0.72. The quarterly earnings included a pre-tax $24.9 million charge, or $0.07 per diluted share, related to costs associated with actions taken to de-risk our U.S.

West Coast port labor disputes not heavily impacting Detroit automakers

A container ship is guided by tugboats as it arrives at the Port of Oakland to be unloaded Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.(Photo: Ben Margot / AP)Unlike some foreign carmakers, Detroit automakers are not experiencing any significant problems in shipping or production due to labor disputes that have slowed shipments at dozens of ports on the West Coast.Officials for General Motors Co.…

Tanker market on “rally” mode during first month of the year

As seen in the previous months, January saw further freight rate increases for ship owners, particularly for the dirty tanker sector. The year 2014 ended on a positive note for tanker owners as freight rates for different classes stood at acceptable levels, mainly when taking into consideration the reduction in operational costs, which resulted from falling bunker prices.